The beautiful Caribbean island of St. Barts offers a variety of activities for a short stay. Travelers can shop for accessories at the Black Swan boutique, splurge on an upscale seafood dish at Orega and learn about the island's Swedish background at the Wall House museum.
Hospitality, with its wide reach and high level of connectivity, is among the industries most susceptible to cyberattacks, according to several analytical sources. The immense volumes of money and sensitive information flowing through the business also invite hackers, observers note.
Hotels in Washington, D.C., suffered an 88.8% drop in profit per room in January, the heaviest month of the 35-day partial federal government shutdown, HotStats reports. With widespread cancellation of events and closures of attractions, such as museums, revenue also fell across all categories.
Independent hotels are joining the trend toward co-working accommodations, both informally and with designated space. "I don't know if you'll see boutique brands labeling their spaces as 'co-working areas,' but you can already see how hospitality design in independent projects is shifting to bring people out of their rooms and into common areas," said Javier Egipciaco, Arlo Hotels' senior vice president and managing director.
The Trivial Pursuit Hotel near Moscow determines both bookings and the quality of accommodations by performance of customers on quizzes. Hasbro and the Leo Burnett Moscow ad agency are behind the venture, which will operate May 20-June 14.
Guests can raise glass garage-style doors to welcome the outdoors in 20 rooms of the Source Hotel in Denver. Those seeking more sunshine and fresh air can take in the hotel's rooftop restaurant and hot and cold pools.
Charlie Leocha of Travelers United writes that there is no need to increase passenger facility charges paid by airline passengers, as proposed by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. "A tax increase, even if painful, could be justified if airports were running out of money and struggling to raise new funds. But they're not, which means there's no reason for DeFazio to make travel more expensive," writes Leocha.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can use their points to book trips to Asia with the airline's Global Partners -- American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Korean Air. This article includes tips for travelers on booking a trip and what to expect when they arrive.
Officials at Alaska's Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport are expecting 68,000 more passengers than last year, an increase of 6%. "We're very excited at the fact that we've got two new destinations we're serving this year nonstop," the airport's manager, Jim Szczesniak, said.
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